Have you ever wondered what archaeology is all about? Well, here is your chance to become an archaeologist for the day! Listen to presentations by local archaeologists, watch flint-knapping demonstrations, take your chance at hand throwing an atlatl (spear-thrower), or dig in a box, seek out artifact displays, touch and hold artifact replicas, and visit an array of information booths – phew! This event is for all ages. Presentations by local archaeologists will be on the hour.
Considered the recreational crown jewel of the Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu Creek State Park has over 8,000 acres of rolling tall grass plains, oak savannahs and dramatic peaks. It’s no wonder many call it “The Yosemite of Southern California.” Seasoned birders and beginners alike will enjoy good bird watching and a beautiful, easy hike.
Meet at the second (lower) day-use parking lot. Entrance to the park is on the west side of Las Virgenes Rd., just south of Mulholland Hwy. Entrance fee is $12 per car.
The Satwiwa Native America Indian Culture Center in Newbury Park has a new ‘Ap, but we need volunteers to help us finish building it!
If you want to help us finish thatching the new ‘Ap, staff will be available with tools and materials.
Please wear closed toe shoes, and bring a hat, sunscreen, snacks,and water.
Main parking lot is located at the intersection of Via Goleta and Potrero Rd. Please call the visitor center for more information.
Two workshops available!
Reservations are required. Please reserve no later than OCTOBER 17th!
Get creative with Potawatomi artist Nadiya Littlewarrior as she presents a workshop on making and decorating gourd necklaces. All ages welcome. Materials will be provided.
The first workshop begins promptly at 10am. The second workshop begins at 1pm. Please be on time.
To make reservations please email: email@example.com or call 805-418-3163. Please include the title of the workshop you will be attending, how many in your party (parents/adults included), the contact name for the reservation and contact info. Reservations fill up quickly. Please reserve no later than OCTOBER 17th!
Moderately paced 5 mile, 700 ft gain hike through Topanga State Park. Enjoy Fall colors, grasslands, oak woodlands, chaparral, and coastal sage with a great 360º view at Eagle Rock via the Musch Trail. Meet 8:30 AM at Trippet Ranch fee parking lot. From 101 Ventura Fwy take Topanga Canyon Blvd 7 ½ mi. south to Entrada Rd, turn left (east), and go about a mile to fee lot. Bring water, snack, lugsoles, hat, and sunscreen. Rain cancels.
Interested in joining a guided hike along the entire 67-mile Backbone Trail?
Join us for the National Park Service’s 2019 Backbone Trail (BBT) Hike, led by volunteers and rangers. From January to May, on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, we’ll day-hike sections of the BBT.
As space is limited, applications are REQUIRED to join. Find out more and apply here:
Have you ever wanted to explore your local national park site during the evening hours??? Our upcoming Transit To Trails program for the month of October is just the opportunity to do so. We are providing free transportation from the LA area to Paramount Ranch. While there, folks will have an opportunity to participate in the activities for our Scare-A-Mount event held at the site!
Things to bring with you:
-Closed Toe Shoes
-Layered Clothing (in case it gets CHILLY!!!)
Bus will depart at 4 PM and will be back no later than 11 PM. Please contact us to RSVP for the trip!
For nearly 100 years, Paramount Ranch has set the scene for hundreds of movies, TV shows, and photo shoots. That includes a number of monster, paranormal, and other supernatural films and shows, from “The Forbidden Trail” (1932) to “Van Helsing” (2004), and episodes of the X-Files and HBO’s Westworld. In keeping with that theme, the National Park Service will host a one-of-a-kind event on Saturday, October 27, called Scare-amount Ranch.
The family-friendly Halloween event will combine elements of film history and nature. Kids activities will include making fake movie blood and nocturnal animal-themed crafts. Groups can choose from two self-guided hikes into the backlot woods, one which will be family-friendly, the other for those looking for a little scare.
Other activities will include a screening of the 1940 classic Dr. Cyclops, which was shot at Paramount Ranch; costume contest, face painting, selfies in the jailhouse; a spider zoo; and ranger stations throughout the ranch grounds.
The free event with complimentary parking takes place from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. Flashlights and a jacket are recommended.